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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
The views expressed here are entirely my own, unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

ABERLOUR A'BUNADH BATCH 42 - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

In my previous review of the 23yo Aberlour, bottled by Cadenhead, I mentioned the Aberlour A'bunadh - the original NAS heavily sherried matured bottling from the distillers themselves.

So why not review a version of A'bunadh as a follow-up to the not so often seen ex-bourbon cask bottling... a bottle from batch#42


The washbacks at Aberlour Distillery, September 26th 2010 © The Malt Desk

Aberlour A'bunadh Batch#42, 60,3%, Distillery bottling (2012)

Colour is dark mahogany

Nose:
burnt toffee/caramel, dried fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon, some mint and warm chocolate

Taste:
Almost clean sherry, just a tiny hint of sulphur here, but it adds to the experience here. Also quite some dark fruits, prunes and fresh raisins here along with chocolate/vanilla ice cream.
Gets very drying with the cinnamon notes coming back along with a bit of orange peel.

Now, I've bashed No Age Statement whiskies here a few times, but let this be a beacon for other distillers to follow- this is how you put together a No Age Statement whisky!
Its full bodied and robust, full of flavour and has the alcohol to deliver it!

This shall get no bashing from me, instead I'll applaud it! *clap, clap*

87/100!

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